TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2014) - The Tampa Bay Marketing Summit, (www.tampabaymarketingsummit.com), has added radio and digital network Genesis Communications of Tampa Bay as a media partner for the Aug. 8 national conference.

"The upcoming information-packed summit, featuring experts in SEO, social media strategies, advertising and publicity, among other topics, is an opportunity to provide businesses with the tools they need to grow," says Bruce Maduri, president and CEO of Genesis.

"We know the immense value in providing low-cost, high-quality educational opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs," Maduri says. "We are in radio as well as digital media and are on the front lines of the digital media evolution. We've faced the challenges other businesses are now facing. We all benefit by sharing the tools businesses need to grow."

The summit's host is EMSI Public Relations, the No. 1 PR agency in Tampa Bay (2014 Tampa Bay Business Journal). In business for 24 years, EMSI organized the event as a service to others in the business community. 

"We've got a great line-up of experts to discuss and demonstrate the hot trends in digital marketing," says EMSI CEO Marsha Friedman. "We'll have lively interactive panels and teach people how to connect with consumers; how to boost their website's search rankings; and which technological innovations will help generate leads and close deals.

"I'm excited to have Genesis on board because they've been a pioneer and leader in converging digital and traditional media."

Summit speakers include Jim Lindsey, one of the real-life advertising "Mad Men" and part of the creative force behind the DieHard battery name. Award-winning P.R. and advertising specialists, including a branding expert for The Home Depot; veteran major market newspaper, TV and radio journalists; and social media strategists are among the other presenters and panelists.

The Tampa Bay Marketing Summit will be held at the Mainsail Conference Center, 5108 Eisenhower Blvd., Tampa. The event includes lunch, an evening mixer, and the opportunity to win $9,000 in prizes. Cost is $249.

About Tampa Bay Marketing Summit

The 2014 Tampa Bay Marketing Summit will feature public relations and marketing experts addressing strategies to reach and engage target audiences through multiple channels. Speakers include PR veteran Marsha Friedman, CEO and founder of EMSI Public Relations; one of the real-life "Mad Men," Jim Lindsey; and John S. Rizzo and V. Michael Santoro, managing partners for Globe On-demand, LLC.

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